Aluminium foil uses a lot of resources to produce so why not try these eco-friendly alternatives to kitchen foil or if only foil will do, buy recycled foil and make sure you recycle it.
When you could use an eco-friendly alternative to foil
Wrapping meat or vegetables in foil
Instead of using foil to wrap up meat or vegetables before cooking, see if a dish with a lid will do instead.
Lining a dish or tray with foil
Try just using a baking sheet instead.
Recycled foil uses an incredible 95% less energy than the production of primary aluminium so when only foil will do, use recycled foil
Where to buy recycled foil
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How to recycle foil
- Always wash your kitchen foil and make sure it's clean before recycling.
- Recycle items made of foil at your local recycling bank.
- Aluminium tins and cans be recycled in most household recycling collections.
- Some household recycling collections also take clean foil and trays too but you should check with your local council.